Noel Gallagher’s Songwriting Notepad Goes up for Sale


A pad which Noel Gallagher used to jot down lyrics to Oasis's biggest hits is set to be auctioned for £50,000. The A4 WHSmith pad from 1994 contains drafts for a dozen songs, offering a unique glimpse into the creative process behind some of the band's most iconic tracks.

Iconic Songs and Alternative Lyrics

Noel's notepad features alternative lyrics for some of Oasis's most beloved songs. One original verse of "Roll With It" reads: "So sing a song with me, bang a gong with me. It's quarter to four and there's someone at the door. I don't think that I can take much of this no more." Meanwhile, an alternative chorus for "Some Might Say," the band's first No. 1 hit, is also included.

A Glimpse into Oasis's Early Career

The A4 WHSmith pad was purchased by Gallagher in 1994, the same year Oasis achieved fame with the release of their debut album, "Definitely Maybe." Despite being early on in their career, Noel already had the band's second album in mind. One sketch in the notepad shows a heart with an arrow through it and the words "Music + me 4ever." Additionally, Gallagher lists a top ten of albums and songs that influenced him, including The Beatles, The Jam, and David Bowie.

A Piece of British Music History

Dan Muscatelli-Hampson, from Omega Auctions, described the notepad as an "insight into the creative process behind some of the most iconic songs in British music history." The notepad is currently owned by a private collector and will be auctioned on November 28.